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: still to come on the "newshour": china concerns at the u.s.-japan summit; a public health crisis linked to gun violence; shields and brooks and violence against women in south africa. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a winter storm headed east today, after socking the plains with snow, sleet and freezing rain. it was already blamed for four deaths, flight disruptions and hundreds of road accidents. the huge system was moving north and east, and losing some of its punch. but it was still expected to make trouble in the northeast and new england this weekend. the sounds of snowblowers roaring to life and shovels scraping the driveway could be heard in state after state today. much of the nation's mid-section spent the day digging out from more than a foot of snow and for drivers, it quickly turned into an icy nightmare. the highly unsettled storm also brought lightning and thunder, but it was the snow falling at two inches an hour in places that caused the worst problems. kansas city mayor sly james said it was the pace that was hard to deal w
lengths that he concealed his use of performance enhancing drug and defrauded his major sponsor, the u.s. postal service and armstrong and the postal service riding team violated their agreement using the drugs. more coming up in the next half- hour. >>> a new bge rate increase takes effect today. so pay attention to the bill. the maryland public service commission has granted 65% of the utility's requested increase for electric and gas rates for average electricity customers the bills will go up $3 a month and gas customers under $3 every month. bge is saying the expenses will be used to updated the utility's aging infrastructure? >> there fact is that -- baltimore is no different than any other city in the mid atlantic or the next. we have a lot of infrastructure that is aging. we can see it with bridges and tunnels and water and sewer systems. we're no different. we need to continue to invest and reinvest in the system. to keep up and modernize the system. that takes investment. >> reporter: bge says with the new increase customer's bills will typ
claims he and his team, owe more than $30 million, in sponsorship money. the u.s. postal service paid lance armstrong millions to wear its logo. now the government wants that money back. the justice apartment accuses the cyclist of defrauding the postal service. the cyclist denied drug accusations when he road for the postal team but last month he admitted to oprah winfrey he doped his way through seven titles. >> i have used this situation as one big lie i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: he was in settlement negotiations with government lawyers but talks broke down because the two sides were tens of millions of dollars apart. in a statement the justice department says and i quote lance armstrong and his team took more than 30 million from the u.s. postal service based on their contractual promise to play fair and abide by the rules including those rules against doping. but armstrong's attorneys say their client's drug use did not damage the postal agency and may have benefited it by $100 million. armstrong said he will not talk to u.s. anti
, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> if i'm taking on lance armstrong, then that should be evidence enough there's a pr
warning to a u.s. army commander. the u.s. and south korea are planning to conduct what they call routine, a joint military drills next month. officials from the north say that the drills are evidence of american hostility. they are threatening violence if the drills are not cancelled. earlier this month, north korea the fight to the united nations by conducting a nuclear weapon test. >> u.s. troops are setting up a base for surveillance drones in the african nation gulf neezher. defense officials say that the drones will be used to track militants and refugees. if they say that information will then be shared with france. french troops have been fighting islamic militants across the border in mali. even though the growth will not be armed, the base could eventually be used for launching air strikes in the region. >> for your health this morning, national reports show that the latest flu vaccine is less effective for older americans than it was in previous years. kron4 philippe and djegal quit doctors will say that you should still get the shot. >> the earlier that you get this shot the b
and the continuing struggle for freedom in america" mary frances berry, when did the u.s. civil rights commission began? >> guest: the civil rightscivils commission began in 1957.. president eisenhower had a lot f discussions with john fostere dulles, secretary of state about the way the united states was ws seen around the world because of the racism going on, that people hear about and read about. r and the fact that they seem to be a lot of episodes that keptea happening, whether it was lunche named orth discrimination. the idea was he was going to ask congress to set a pace of the rights commission, which would put that on top of the table appeared and told by some at the meeting that he slammed the table and we're going to put the table.n top of the commissions as we know, o sometimes fed up because there'g tough problem and people don't want to do anything aboutle it.. they do a report and it goes away. this commission was supposed that the facts on top of the table and thenp its future woud depend what it found a come howt aggressive it was than what thet president.s >> host: at this poin
't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve d
city, once a symbol of u.s. innovation, industry and success, is in such dire straits that the city is in need of an intervention. on tuesday afternoon, a panel of state-appointed experts released their findings that the city of detroit faces quote, a financial emergency, one which they say the city is not equipped to address. as a result, detroit may soon become the largest american municipality in history to file for bankruptcy. the decision may be left to just one person. if michigan governor rick snider decides to act on the panel's report and appoint an emergency financial manager, a decision expected to be made in the coming week. key findings of the six-person panel include that the detroit police department has more than 2,000 employees but no accurate information on how they are deployed. that the city's long-term liabilities in 2012 grew beyond $14 billion and that the city officials violated accounting and budgeting rules. detroit is on the verge of collapse but if you're thinking wait a minute, didn't we already save detroit, the confusion is understandable. because in t
, like this u.s. stock investment, activision blizzard inc. publishes the game you are watching right now "call of duty: black ops 2"" regarded as one of the most violent gun toting games on the market to the extent these kinds of video games contribute to violence, how can california support the video game publisher with its money but not the gun manufacturer, the position seems inconsistent? scroll up the investment report and look under sovereign bond and there you'll find kingdom of bahrain. if you recall, bahrain experienced protests and vicious government crackdowns throughout the arab spring. now the country is a u.s. ally and it houses our fifth naval fleet but its government is accused of gunning down innocent pr protesters, torturing those in police custody and arresting thousands to preserve power. so why aren't the country's graphious killings and actions cause for divestment? the calpers fund supports anheuser-busch and they make budweiser, among other beers. alcohol abuse is linked to 75,000 deaths a year in the u.s. according to the cdc more than double the 32,000 people ki
spending cuts. and if they don't you'll feel it -- what you can expect. then -- parts of the u-s ravaged. kron4 is tracking the monster storm. through the plains. along with the intense video. and -- it's oscar weekend. kron4's movie critic, jan wahl is here with her predictions. the kron4 news at 5-30 is next. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ at&t. have saved money with... ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 years...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: ke
france on a team sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goes forward, brian. >> pete williams in d.c. for us tonight. pete, thanks. >>> now to that huge winter storm that left parts of the midwest buried in snow overnight. it's all headed northeast now with new england looking at its third weekend in a row with significant precipitation and high winds. nbc's john yang in chicago covering for us. >> reporter: across the midwest, the day after the storm brought more treacherous t
is all about. >> according to the a.t.f. in 2011, 6.2 million pistols were sold in the u.s. 2.3 million rifles, 872,000 shotguns and 573,000 revolvers. larry pratt is our guest. by the way, the national rifle association was invivetted to participate in this program and they declined. blue ridge arsenal is our base this morning in virginia for the next couple of hours. we'll be talking to employees and looking at products and services that blue ridge arsenal gun shop rage provides as we take calls with our guest larry pratt. we have a call from michigan. caller: my message and reaction to comments i heard -- i haven't heard anything as far as what has been brought forth yet. why larry, do we not see -- when a gun was purchased at a -- by a dealer, why do we not see or why we haven't heard a gun lock be issued by a federal basis or by some means of standard gun lock with the southeasterly number with that particular -- serial number with that gun. they open the trunk of a person's car or vehicle and there's a gun in the back. it is an ar, it is out of the case. you go through the formali
.5 million kids in the u.s. live in silence because their health insurance doesn't think they're essential. cnn's george howell sat down with 7-year-old hayden mckenzie for a look at the drastic measures he and his family have taken for him to hear. >> reporter: for 7-year-old hayden mckenzie, it takes a little more time in the morning to get started. and for his twin brother, colby, it takes more patience. >> our big question of the day is, you have a hearing aid on. can you hear me? i was thinking about this last night. it felt like a cell phone commercial. can you hear me? can you hear me now? >> reporter: he started losing his hearing when he was 4 years old, a crippling result of surgeries to repair his middle ear. >> these were hearing aids donated from a deceased child. this is a temporary thing? >> yeah. it's definitely not our ideal situation. it's definitely helping right now, but in order to get him the proper ones that he needs, you know, we would have to go through our audiologist and purchase them and the insurance just doesn't cover it. >> reporter: working class family, the
use of per form answer enhancing drugs and defrauded his long time sponsor. u.s. postal service the federal government is joining the suit. >> fda today approved a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer. bay area company developed a drug. it's what doctors call a smart bottom target ago specific type of tumor and as jonathan explains it could be the first of new generation of cancer treatments. >>reporter: denise is a cancer researcher who encountered a crual twist of fate. >> diagnosed pretty soon after i started my graduate school studies in cancer biology. >>reporter: denise met cancer a type doctors consider incurrable. she under goes chemotherapy once a week and deals with the side effects 2 24-7. >> hair loss. nausea. in the past. gi issues. general feeling of not feeling well. >>reporter: denise among the physicianÑi patients to 7 a new drug called designed to attack the cancer without attacking her. clinical trial fights specific type of humor found in 20 percent of breast cancer patients and according to the doctor who ran the study it doesn't make th
floyd landis says armstrong defrauded u.s. postal service who was a team sponsor. despite despite illegal doping. the postal service greatly benefited as the team's sponsor. in the suit for reportedly as much as $100 million. those are your headlines. >> thank you, anna. we'll be right back on the other side of this break. first, baby boomers retiring. guess what, you can benefit from it up next, the best places to invest your money. >> then, caught up in raging floodwaters. this woman forced to hold on to her very life. the story behind these remarkable pictures coming up. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. i'my body doesn't work the way it used to. past mprime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i don't think so. new great grains protein blend. protein from natural ingredients like seeds and nuts. it helps support a healthy metabolism. new great grains protein blend. that
. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower face. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. witness. arms rmstrong and his associates ice.ted the postal service. arm strons bro arm strons broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with the system. >> reporter: the i'm saying a bunch of people did to upon sor >> reporter: the postal service paid more than $30 million to upon sore armstrong's team. the case seeks triple damages lus penalties. youghly $100 million. by far, the biggest of armstrong's many all over, wil multimillion-dollar legal ong's hes. attorney says >> the question is, when this is all over, will lance armstrong e bankrupt? >> reporter: armstrong's attorney says settlement talks with the government broke
politicians suggest. joining us now with the economic outlook, chief u.s. economist for ubs investment research. great to have you here. talking about terrible thing, apocalypse, armageddon is the president of these united states. he's mistaken? >> all you have to do add the numbers. they say this sequester is $85 billion. that is based on budget authority. what they actually spend less behind budget authority so when commiists figured this, they take half of the 85 billion divided by the gdp and three tenths or four tenths of 1%. it's not that big right now. lou: one of the thing, and i don't want to engage you on the conversation with the president's veer rasety, but the fact of the matter, as we noted on the broadcast, the president talking about first responders, policemen, firemen, emts losing their jobs because of sequester. we d't know whahe was thinking when he said that, but i want to know what's going to happen with the economy, and i think everyone watching this wants to know where we are. in contraction in the fourth quarter with the gdp, and numbers suggest life and bigge
. this false claims act was started in the civil war when the u.s. government was being defrauded by contractors. said basically if you're a worker and see fraud and you start a lawsuit, we're going to reward you with 15% to 30% of what you recover. this could be a huge lawsuit. $100 million lawsuit. a lot of money at stake for the government and floyd landis, armstrong's teammate. >> landis is the one who filed the original lawsuit. he's considered the whistleblower in this case. >>> oscar pistorius, we'll get to that story coming up in a moment. >>> let's get to breaking news right now. this is coming to us from cambridge, massachusetts. students at m.i.t. are being told to stay indoors after reports of a person on campus wearing body armor and carrying a rifle. cnn affiliate wcvb reports that buildings in one area of the campus have been searched. but so far, they've not found anything unusual. again, they're being told that there's someone on campus wearing body armor, carrying a rifle. we'll get you updates as soon as we get more details. >>> the vatican is denying a news sto
and the u.s. department of agriculture is predicting a record high corn crop this summer putting downward pressure on meat, poultry and dairy prices and help ease some pain at the grocery store by the end of the year. victor? >> flee felicia taylor, thank you. >>> and most senior whose took this year's flu vaccine got nothing out of it, says the cdc. researchers say the rates of hospitalization and death for the most common strain. flu this year were some of the highest they've ever seen. the vaccine did help more than half of those under 65. >>> police are searching for answers in the death of elisa lam. the latest on the mystery surrounding that woman's death. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring
-sex marriage debate. the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act that defines marriage between a man and a woman. when dan ashley asked president obama about this very issue on wednesday during an exclusive one-on-one interview, the president was non-committal saying he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper strategy they should take. supreme court is set to fake up the issue in late march. >>> members of the marching band at john sweat high school is looking for help to find burglars that ripped off the band room this week. several thousands dollars of instruments were stolen between tuesday and wednesday. they are asking for them to be outlook for instruments being on sale on the internet. >> two athletes just returned from at trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perhaps the first american high school team to travel there and play against their cuban counterparts. >> a big welcome home. they played against students in cuba. >> they played more for
blame game. pistorius, what's his next move. nuclear waste leak in the u.s. new fighter jets already grounded. and yahoo!'s new ban that's rubbing some employees the wrong way. we have details on all those stories throughout this hour. but first. >>> new today, president obama take aim at congressional republicans with just six days until the painful across the board budget cuts take effect, if no deal can be reached to avert the sequester. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid' schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> meantime, republicans are defending their record, putting the blame on the president. senator john hobin of north dakota delivered this week's republican address. >> house republicans have already pas
will think a two-year u.s. treasury is .37%, incredibly low. investors receive .37% for investing two years out. they go out 10 years it's 2%. three years it's 3%. you're going to stay within that, say, 7-year window. even though the credit will be a little weaker, you'll pay a little more, you'll be so short along that yield curve that you will still have a fairly low cost of borrowing, say 2-1/2, 3-1/2%, somewhere in there. >> thanks. >> okay. that is the introduction and that's the overview. the follow-up slides are drill down into a little bit of detail. i'm going to pull up some salient features from these not to be repetitive [speaker not understood]. page 3 is on the 2013 revenue bonds as noted the amount is approximately 150 million. it's a continuation of your existing program, follow-up to the 2012 revenue bonds. the maturity will be 30 years just as your 2012 were. it will be fixed rate. you'll have the ability to call these bonds in 10 years if conditions improve or if you need to restructure. * 2012 bonds the all-in borrowing costs are very low. borrowing and borrowing environ
into the same-sex marriage debate. late yesterday oat obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >>> members of the a high school band from crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from a high school returned from the trip of a lifetime. they went to cub
the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >> members of a marching band in crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from mount hamel high school just returned from a trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perha
it off with ae special salute to an american hero. retired u.s. airia force colonel george budday is turning 88 on. sunday. and the five b of us would liked wish him a very happy birthday. we hear he watches the show and we like that a lot. colonel served in world war works the korean war and in vietnam. air force fighter pilot, shot down and then taken as a pow for five years. he once talked about the experience. >> all these were coming in. took this huge hit. bang. don't know what happened. just went unconscious. next day they u took me over, hg me by my feet for the entire day. an awful feeling hits your gut, i'm going to be a p.o.w. >> in 1976, he was awarded the medal of honor by president ford and the air force cross. we want to thank you, bud, for yourt valor. we thank you for your service and we wish you well and health. happy birthday and god bless you. >> that's nice. special human being. >> now if i didn't feelei insignificant enough already,g: now i feel like i'm that big. that guy is a true hero. i want to plug red eye saturday. this is going to repeat on saturday. f
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